John S. Fuqua, MD

John S. Fuqua, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: (317) 944-3889
Fax: (317) 944-3882
Email: jsfuqua@iu.edu
Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Room 5960
Indianapolis, IN  46202



Pediatric Endocrinology

Areas of Interest

Disorders of growth and puberty, pituitary disease, thyroid dysfunction, and disorders of sex development.

Dr. Fuqua was born in Richmond, VA and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego California.  He served as a US Navy general pediatrician in Puerto Rico prior to his Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  After his fellowship, he completed his military obligation in San Diego before moving to Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999.  He is one of the Co-Directors of the fellowship program and is active on several Department and School of Medicine committees.  He has served in leadership roles for the Pediatric Endocrine Society and conducts industry-sponsored clinical trials.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association.


1992 B.A., University of Virginia
1986 M.D., Medical College of Virginia
1989 Pediatrics residency, Naval Medical Center San Diego
1995 Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
Board of Directors, Pediatric Endocrine Society
Indianapolis Monthly Best Doctors
Best Doctors in America
Trustee Teaching Award
Editorial Boards of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews


Riley Hospital Outpatient Center
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN  46202

Riley Children's Specialty Clinic
11590 North Meridian Street
Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032

St. Francis Pediatric Specialty Clinic
5255 East Stop 11 Road
Suite 460
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Deaconess Riley Children's Specialty Center
4133 Gateway Boulevard
Suite 220
Newburgh, IN 47630

Research & Grants

Dr. Fuqua engages in a variety of industry-sponsored and local clinical trials, mostly related to growth and puberty.

Current Grants

Local Principle Investigator. VERTICAL Trial: A Long-acting Human Growth Hormone (VRS-317) in Pre-pubertal Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Randomized, Open-label, Multi-center, Phase 1b/2a Study of Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics (PK), Pharmacodynamics (PD) and Efficacy after Subcutaneous Administration for 6 Months, Versartis, Inc.

Local Principle Investigator.  Increlex™  (mecasermin [rDNA origin] injection) Growth Forum Database – IGFD Registry: A Patient Registry for Monitoring Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Increlex

Representative PublicationsView All Publications

1. Fuqua JS. Genetics, clinical management and natural history of congenital hypothyroidism. Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1(2):265-279, 2006.

2. Fuqua JS. Growth after organ transplantation. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 15:162-169, 2006.

3. Fuqua JS. Congenital and Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children. In: Jacobson JD, ed. Hospital Physician Pediatric Endocrinology Board Review Manual, Turner White Communications, Volume 1, Part 2, 2007.

4. Nakamoto JM, Fuqua JS. Laboratory assays in Pediatric Endocrinology: Common aspects. Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, 5:Suppl 1, 539-554, October 2007.

5. Rahhal S, Fuqua JS, Lee PA. The Impact of Assay Sensitivity in the Assessment of Diseases and Disorders in Children. Steroids, 73(13):1322-1327, 2008.

6. Rapaport R, Saenger P, Wajnrajch MP, Boston B, Carakushansky M, Chernausek S, Clark P, Cohen J, Counts D, Donohoue P, Fuqua J, Geffner M, Harbison M, Hardin D, White P, Kemp S, Lee P, Mauras N, Neufeld N, Oberfield S, Plotnick L, Reiter E, Richards G, Richton S, Schultz R, Silverman L, Tollefsen S, Wright N, Yu M, Zipf W. Predictors of first-year growth response to a fixed-dose growth hormone treatment in children born small for gestational age: Results of an open-label, multicenter trial in the United States. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 21(5): 411-422, May 2008.

7. Fuqua JS, Rotenstein D, Lee P. Duration of suppression of adrenal steroids after different glucocorticoid dosages. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology, vol. 2010, Article ID 712549, 8 pages, 2010.

8. Lenz A, Shulman D, Eugster EA, Rahhal S, Fuqua JS, Pescovitz OH, Lewis KA. Bicalutamide and third generation aromatase inhibitors in testotoxicosis. Pediatrics, 126:e728-e733, 2010.

9. Lee PA, Neely EK, Fuqua J, Yang D, Larson L, Mattia-Goldberg C, Chwalisz K. Efficacy of Leuprolide Acetate 1-Month Depot for Central Precocious Puberty (CPP): Growth Outcomes During a Prospective, Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2011, 2011:7, doi:10.1186/1687-9856-2011-7.

10. Fuqua JS, Rogol AD. Delayed Puberty. In: Wass J, Stewart P, Amiel S, Davies M, eds. Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

11. Fuqua JS Sims EK. Contraception quandaries: oral contraceptive decisions in the pediatric endocrinology office (Editorial). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 97(1):73-6, 2012.

12. Fuqua JS, Derr M, Rosenfeld RG, Hwa V. Identification of a novel heterozygous IGF1 splicing mutation associated with familial short stature. Hormone Research in Pediatrics;78:59-66, 2012 (DOI: 10.1159/000337249).

13. Nabhan ZM, Fuqua JS, Nebesio TD. Discrepancies between reported self-monitored blood glucose results and point-of-care hemoglobin A1c in children with diabetes: Lessons to be learned. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 14(5):440-443, 2012 (DOI: 10.1089/dia.2011.0214).

14. Fuqua JS, Rogol AD. Neuroendocrine alterations in the exercising human: Implications for energy homeostasis. Metabolism, 62(7):911-921, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2013.01.016.

15. Fuqua JS. Treatment and outcomes of precocious puberty: An update. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, JCEM 2013 98: 2198-2207. doi:10.1210/jc.2013-1024.

16. Fuqua JS, Rogol AD. Puberty: It’s Role in Adolescent Maturation. In: O’Donahue WT, Benuto LT, Tolle LW, Eds. Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. Springer, New York, 2013.

17. Fuqua JS, Rogol AD, Chapter 3: Endocrinology. In: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Gymnastics. Caine D, Russell K, Lim L, Eds. International Olympic Committee, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken NJ, October 2013.

18. Bethin K, Fuqua JS. Chapter 1, General Principles and Physiology. In: Kappy M, Allen DB, Geffner ME, eds. Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology, 2nd Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, in press.

19. Watson S, Fuqua JS, Lee PA. Treatment of hypogonadism in adolescents and young adults. Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews Supplement. The Testis: Developmental, Anatomic, and Functional Considerations, in press.

20. Fuqua, JS. Turner Syndrome. In: Cabana MD, Brakeman P, Curran M, et al., Eds. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, in press.